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This week

RamTech teams up with VCU Rec Sports and Human Resources for "Walk for Health," an educational fitness event about how wellness can start with walking, on the Commons Plaza. Participants will meet on the Commons Plaza at noon and walk together as a group. After the walk, an attendee will win a Fitbit Alta, courtesy of RamTech. Free bottled water and other Pepsi beverages will be provided. Register online through the VCU Training site. For more information, contact McKensie Williams at or (804) 828-8324 or visit

VCU Libraries hosts Andrew Barnes, Ph.D., assistant professor of health behavior and policy, School of Medicine, as he leads a question-and-answer session and conversation about health care policy and the history of health care reform in Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences, First Floor Special Collections and Archives Reading Room. The talk is tied to the National Library of Medicine exhibit, "For All the People: A Century of Citizen Action in Health Care." Attendees can participate in the discussion and see the exhibit at Tompkins-McCaw Library. Attendees should bring lunch; drinks and desserts will be provided. To register, visit the website below. For more information, contact Sue Robinson at or (804) 828-0129 or visit

The VCU Community Health Education Center hosts "Hearing Loss in the Health Care Setting" featuring Christine Eubanks, Ph.D., director, VCU Hearing Center, at the center, VCU Medical Center, Gateway Building, Ground Floor. Eubanks will present an overview about hearing loss, provide information about prevention and share ideas about how health care providers can better communicate with patients who have hearing loss. To register, use the contact information below. For more information, contact Sarah Amick at or (804) 828-2432 or visit

Coming up

The Safe Zone Program, sponsored by University Counseling Services, presents a two-hour Safe Zone Workshop in the University Student Commons. The purpose of Safe Zone is to raise awareness of LGBTQ issues and their importance to everyone and to make VCU a more welcoming and inclusive environment. Advance registration is required - use the keyword "diversity" to see all current offerings at and to register. For more information, contact Jan Altman at or (804) 828-6200 or visit

The VCU Langston Center hosts the Feierstein Lecture, "Innovation: Galvanizing the Advancement of Nursing Image and Practice" presented by Michael Bleich, Ph.D., RN, in the School of Nursing, Room 1011. This presentation will address the nature and scope of innovation, taking an idea and advancing it through research and practice channels through to implementation. To R.S.V.P., visit the website below. For more information, contact Jamie Smalley at or (804) 828-5181 or visit


Google Drive Data Exposure Mediation

Collaboration Services and Information Security are using Cisco Cloudlock to detect publicly shared Google Drive files containing sensitive data, like social security numbers and credit card numbers. Starting Monday, May 22, Cloudlock will begin automatically revoking the public sharing from these files in Google Drive, and the document owner will receive an email notice from CloudLock. For more information, contact Information Security at

Larrick Center Connector Stop Relocates June 1

Due to upcoming construction for the new School of Allied Health, on June 1, the Larrick Center stop will close temporarily. A new stop will be placed at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, located on Jackson Street between 7th and 8th streets. Campus Connector and I Lot passengers who normally utilize the Larrick Center stop should proceed to the new J. Sargeant Reynolds stop beginning June 1. The Larrick stop is expected to return to its original location following construction. For more information, contact Craig Willingham at or (804) 828-7275 or visit

RamRide Not in Service on Memorial Day

There will be no RamRide service on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29. Service will resume on Tuesday, May 30. A Lot, I Lot, M Lot, and R Lot employees will be permitted to park on the D Deck, 515 N. 13 St., on May 29. For more information, contact Craig Willingham at or (804) 828-7275 or visit

Advertise Diversity-Related Events on the Inclusive Excellence Website

The Division for Inclusive Excellence invites members of the VCU community to advertise diversity-related events on the Division for Inclusive Excellence website. In support of VCU's commitment to diversity, inclusion and equity, the goal is to highlight the many diversity-related programs and events throughout the university and its surrounding community. To include programs or events in the "Mark your calendar" section of the home page, submit an event to the VCU Events Calendar via an eID and password, and include the following RSS keywords: diversity, inclusion, multicultural. The event will be listed on the VCU events calendar and populate to the Division of Inclusive Excellence home page, by date, as well. Events can also be included on our monthly calendar on the events page. Use the google form link found on the events page, To include associated flyers, email them to, and place "Diversity and Inclusion Event Graphic" and the event name in the subject line of the email. For more information, contact Florence M Johnson at or (804) 828-8947 or visit

Faculty Success Program Grants

The Office of Faculty Affairs offers up to five grants to fund VCU faculty participation in the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity, Faculty Success Program, during the fall 2017 semester. The goal of this program is to enrich both the professional and personal lives of full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty by helping them increase research productivity and time management skills. For more information, contact Jenn Arce at or visit

Call for 2017 Freshman Move-in Volunteers

Residential Life and Housing seeks volunteers for its fall 2017 freshman move-in on Friday, Aug. 18, and Saturday, Aug. 19. Those interested should sign up to volunteer by Saturday, July 15, by visiting the website below. For more information, contact Erin Edwards at or (804) 827-3780 or visit

Opportunities for Summer Volunteer Service Offered through RamPantry

RamPantry offers opportunities for faculty, staff and students to volunteer this summer on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in the University Student Commons. For more information, contact Nicole Patterson at or visit

RamTech: Payroll Deduction for Dad and Grad Gifts

RamTech offers gift options for Father's Day and graduations. VCU faculty/staff members can take advantage of education pricing on the latest Apple® and Dell® technology, including the new MacBook Pro and 9.7-inch iPad Pro. RamTech offers the new line of HEX lifestyle backpacks, briefcases, sleeves and phone cases. RamTech Payroll Deduction means custom, interest-free payment options on purchases between $180 and $2,500. For more information, contact Rod Dadzie at or (804) 827-9984 or visit

OCPE Personal and Professional Development Programs

The VCU Office of Continuing and Professional Education (OCPE) presents a variety of face-to-face and online opportunities for personal and professional development for VCU faculty, staff, students and alumni. Noncredit certificate programs include: Corporate Event Planning, Certified Wedding and Event Planning, Signature Wedding and Event Design, and Paralegal Studies. Weekend workshops in play therapy, and an evening workshop series taught by Certified Professional Organizers, are also offered. For more information, contact the VCU OCPE at or (804) 828-1322 or visit

Institutional Review Board Satisfaction Survey

The VCU Office of Research Subjects Protection invites members of the VCU and VCU Health research community who are familiar with the Institutional Review Board (IRB) to take a short, anonymous satisfaction survey. The survey will be available through Wednesday, May 31. The responses will help to identify areas for improvement in the services provided by the IRB. To begin the survey, visit the website below. For more information, contact Elicia Preslan at or visit

Rights of Students Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

​FERPA affords students the rights to inspect and review educational records; request that records which they believe to be inaccurate or misleading be corrected; provide written consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent; and to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education. For complete rights under FERPA, visit For more information, contact Office of Records and Registration at or (804) 828-1349 or visit

Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act: FTC Safeguards Rule

The Office of Records and Registration is responsible for notifying the university community that it does not release nonpublic information about VCU students. This information is used and shared in a limited and carefully controlled manner. It is not disclosed, except as permitted by law, unless authorized by the student. For more information, contact Office of Records and Registration at or (804) 828-1349 or visit

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